Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Genetic Diversity in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Entry ID: LSC_AtlanticSalmon

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Summary
Abstract: The eastern coastal rivers of North America have historically supported
anadromous populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Numbers of these
animals have declined due to overfishing and loss of habitat, and population
numbers have been supplemented by stocking efforts that span at least the last
hundred years. Often, these stockings used fish of diverse origins. This is
exemplified by the fact that several Maine rivers were stocked with Canadian
fish from at least two locations. Because of this stocking history, it is not
known if significant remnants of native Atlantic salmon stocks exist in the
coastal rivers of Maine. Atlantic salmon in five Maine rivers were designated
as category 2 candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act in 1991
in response to the precipitous decline in population numbers. In October 1993,
all anadromous U.S. Atlantic salmon were included in a petition to the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for a Rule to List the species under the
Endangered Species Act.

Information was obtained from http://www.lsc.usgs.gov

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Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.67 S: 42.85  E: -66.74  W: -71.31

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Leetown Science Center
Dataset Title: Assessment of spatial and temporal distribution of genetic diversity in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Dataset Release Date: 09/30/2000
Dataset Release Place: Kearyneysville, West Virginia
Dataset Publisher: USGS, BRD, Leetown Science Center


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-03-15
Stop Date: 2000-09-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
INLAND WATERS


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
spatial distribution
temporal distribution
Atlantic salmon
Salmo salar


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Leetown Science Center, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BANE SCHILL
Phone: (304) 724-4438
Email: bane_schill at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Leetown Science Center
11700 Leetown Road
City: Kearneysville
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 25430
Country: USA


Personnel
BANE SCHILL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (304) 724-4438
Email: bane_schill at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division
Leetown Science Center
11700 Leetown Road
City: Kearneysville
Province or State: WV
Postal Code: 25430
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-07-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-26

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